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Commercial Kitchen Space Available to Pennsylvania Producers Thanks to USDA Funding Support

Posted by prhee in Rural
Feb 21, 2017

Written by Allison Bitzer, The Susquehanna Photographic

At a recent event, USDA Rural Development awarded $99,000 to York, Pennsylvania’s future Shared Kitchen Incubator at market. The project is YorKitchen, a commercial kitchen space that will be available for small culinary and agricultural businesses to prepare and package their goods. The project will offer affordable use of the space and its equipment as a way support local tastes and talents.

At a recent event, USDA Rural Development awarded $99,000 to York, Pennsylvania’s future Shared Kitchen Incubator at market. The project is YorKitchen, a commercial kitchen space that will be available for small culinary and agricultural businesses to prepare and package their goods. The project will offer affordable use of the space and its equipment as a way support local tastes and talents.

Tom Williams, the Pennsylvania State Director of USDA Rural Development, presented the award. He complimented the project, noting that when opportunity is given to people that have good ideas, they can in turn create revenue and more jobs for the area.

Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic Development for the City of York, said that the project is based on accessibility and education: the space will be open 24/7, 365 days a year and will be able to accommodate two users at a time.  Further plans include cooking classes for increased revenue, as well as training and educational classes for the economically disadvantaged residents of York. They will learn to cook healthy meals and read nutrition labels.

Photos Courtesy of Philip Given and Allison Bitzer at The Susquehanna Photographic.

The YorKitchen in York, Pennsylvania, funded in part with USDA Rural Development support.
The YorKitchen in York, Pennsylvania, funded in part with USDA Rural Development support.


Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic Development for the City of York, said the facility will accommodate two users at a time.
Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic Development for the City of York, said the facility will accommodate two users at a time.
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yasely
Jun 15, 2011

hello

yasely
Jun 15, 2011

i want TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS

Ellen Wolfe
Sep 13, 2012

HOw did you get funded? Where did you get the funding?
I am thrilled for PA! Ellen

Stephanie
Aug 26, 2013

How do you apply for using the kitchen?

Sohail
May 28, 2016

Hi,

We are looking USDA Approved commercial kitchen in MA State . We like to pack and sell our food which has meat in it to wholesale (Castco,Stopshop, ETC...) . We have hard time to find one USDA approved kitchen in MA state. Please, can you let us know if there is one.

Thanks
Sohail
sohail02148@yahoo.com